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11:15 Jon Stewart on Romney’s tax returns.
11:00 NYT top headlines on site show the success of Occupy to date: Obama Sets Goal of Bridging Wealth Gap: “I will not go back to the days when Wall Street was allowed to play by its own set of rules.” Putting Middle Class Interests at the Top of His Agenda. Obama Urges Tougher Laws on Financial Fraud: "President Obama’s State of the Union proposals seek to acknowledge the public frustration that few financial executives were prosecuted after the crisis."
10:00 Protestors gathering outside site of Mitch Daniels’ response to Obama, hitting his union-busting. Meanwhile, D.C. Occupyers mic-checking their own response to speech at McPherson.
6:15 Big week of Occupy music. Yesterday we brought you news and a video (still posted way down the page) on a tribute album coming out of London, and now official word on a U.S. "Occupy This Album" compilation featuring everyone from Yoko Ono, Jackson Browne and Crosby and Nash to Joseph Arthur, Tom Morello and Willie Nelson. Here’s list of other artists: Aeroplane Pageant, Alex Emmanuel, Black Dragon, Chroma, Cosmonaut, Dangerfield, Devo, DJ Logic, Dylan Chambers, Global Block, Harry Hayward, Immortal Technique, Jay Samel, Jennie Arnau, Joel Rafael, Julie B. Bonnie, Junkyard Empire, Ladytron, Lloyd Cole, Los Cintron, Loudon Wainwright III, Lucinda Williams, Matt Pless, Mike+Ruthy, Mike Rimbaud, Mogwai, My Pet Dragon, Mystic Bowie, Our Lady Peace, Richard Barone, Ronny Elliot, Stephan Said, Taj Weekes, Tao Rodriquez Seeger, the Guthrie Family, the Middle Eight, Third Eye Blind, Thievery Corporation, Toots and the Maytals, Warren Haynes, and Yo La Tengo.
6:10 Hhmmmm….interesting tweet from fabled livestreamer Tim Pool: "Simply because you have not been privy to discussion from
#OWS working groups does not mean people are not talking about dissolving GA."
5:10 Marcy Wheeler tweets on Romney: "Willard’s tax return reads like world a tour of tax havens: Switzerland, Ireland, Cayman Islands, Luxumborg. Just like a 3rd world dictator."
5:00 Today’s Occupy song of the day, it’s Pearl Jam joining Neil Young to rock in the free world.